With over 50 years of orgasmic history to brag about, it's clear why wand vibrators are such a BFD. The massaging devices became symbolic of the '70s sex-positive feminist movement when consumers got, uh, creative, with a wand-shaped body massager called the Hitachi.
It was *not* marketed as a sex toy, but the device—now known as the Magic Wand—quickly gained a reputation for being one of the best vibrators for clitoral stimulation, and thus, the wand vibrator was born.
Designed to be used externally, these gadgets usually consist of a rounded vibrating ball attached to a handle and have become an essential for sex toy connoisseurs—including our favorite on-screen expert, Sex and the City's Samantha Jones.
So what’s all the hype about? The magic of wand vibes lie in their rumbly vibrations, says Carrie Smith, vice president of product development at Cake. The motor is at the head, so these toys deliver both internal and external vibrations, resulting in all-over clitoral stimulation and a “deeper vibration" with minimal maneuvering on your part, she explains.
Sexologist Megan Stubbs says they’re also amazingly multi-functional. You can put the wand on a pillow and ride it for a DIY version of a rideable toy. Or, if you have a dildo that doesn’t vibrate and you want it to, you can insert the dildo inside yourself and place the wand vibe against the base of the toy so the vibrations carry. And that’s not even half of it!
When you’re with a partner, you can use the wand on the clitoris or the perineum (the area between the balls and the anus) for added stimulation during oral, anal, or vaginal penetration. You can also use your wand vibrator like Hitachi intended: to relieve sore muscles. Seriously!
“I use it for pleasure, obviously, but I also use it a lot for my back when I’m sore,” Smith shares. “I just sit on it and spot target different areas.”
Smith adds that there are a few other things you should consider when shopping for these types of toys, aside from power and preferred vibration patterns: Can you hold the wand comfortably in your hand? How easy is it to charge? Are the buttons conveniently placed? How easy is it to clean? (!!)
Below, find 21 editor-approved wand vibrators that meet the Cosmopolitan standards in all of these departments. From super-strong, full-size wands to tiny playthings to stash in your bag, here are the best wand vibrators on the market.
1. Therapeutic Personal Massager
This wand vibrator touts durability and a long-lasting charge, plus eight levels of intensity and 20 different vibration patterns. The chic white color piqued my interest, but the reviews are what sold me. “Pretty sure I cried rainbows and unicorns after the first three
uses,” one person wrote. While another added, “Seriously this is the best ‘personal massage’ I’ve ever had!!” Um, okay. SAY LESS.
2. Tempest Intense Wand Massager
As the proud renter of a tiny New York City apartment, I’m a sucker for all things mini and/or travel-sized—the Tempest is no exception. This toy has all the power of a full-size wand massager (including 20 vibration patterns, eight
variable speeds, and a rumble motor) without the hard-to-store bulk, so you can get off on the go. Even sex toy creators are prioritizing convenience these days. What a time to be alive!
3. Plus One Vibrating Wand
The goal here is to have a mind-blowing orgasm—not strengthen your forearms. So, you’ll want to find a wand that’s comfortable to hold, Smith says. This one is wireless, compact, and lightweight. One first-time wand user raved, “I am beyond satisfied! I do not know why I waited so long to try one,” adding that the exterior is “super soft and smooth.”
4. Echo Silicone Rechargeable Vibrator
Reviewers can't get enough of the unique head on this lil 3.75-inch cutie. It features three different textures (rippled on one side, smooth on the other side, and ridged at the top) and an asymmetrical shape, which "allows for more control over the pressure I'm applying," one person explained. The Echo also has a built-in memory chip that resumes the last function you left it on. So basically, this wand knows exactly what you like and how you like it... How many of your partners can say the same?!
5. Pure Enrichment Peak Wand Massager
With over 150,000 sold, it's pretty obvious people have a thing for the Pure Enrichment Peak Wand. At 7.5 inches, it's smaller and lighter than a full-size wand, but with seven powerful vibration settings and the USB rechargeable feature, it offers plenty of pleasure for the price. It's also 100 percent waterproof and cordless, which means you'll absolutely be taking it with you into the shower. And the pool. And the bath. And the beach.
6. LELO Medium Smart Wand
When it comes to sex toys, LELO products are the definition of luxurious. Scientifically designed and made from the best materials, they're kind of a work of art in themselves. If you're new to wands or sex toys in general, their medium size Smart Wand is a great starter vibe. It's waterproof, rechargeable, cordless, and cheaper than the larger model while still providing plenty of pleasurable power.
7. Magic Wand
Ah, yes! The wand that started it all. Originally called the Hitachi, this has been a best seller for years, so you know it’s the real deal. Made of vinyl and hard plastic, it weighs just a little over three pounds and is about a foot long, and while the original one was corded, the newer version is rechargeable with multiple vibration settings and patterns. (Note: There are only two settings on that one though: strong and STRONG AF.)
Basically, if you’re going to start your wand vibrator journey, you must, MUST try this. It’s a sex-drawer staple.
8. Lovelife Cuddle Mini
Another cute wand(ish) option is the very wallet-friendly Lovelife Cuddle Mini, which comes with seven preset patterns, is rechargeable, and feels amazing pretty much anywhere you want to use it. It’s also smaller than typical wands and dildos—hence the "mini" in the name—and at only 4.84 inches, it features a quiet but surprisingly powerful motor.
9. Better Love Special Edition Pixie Wand Massager
At only eight
inches long, this rechargeable silicone wand is smaller than the standard Hitachi size but still larger than some of the “pocket-size” wands. It's waterproof, has ten modes, and comes with its own travel case.
10. LeWand All That Glimmers Wand
LeWand’s rechargeable All That Glimmers Wand sticks out here because doy, it’s so effing pretty. There are six vibration modes and 10 intensity levels, and it comes with a glittery travel bag for extra convenience. Plus, you get a cute lil enamel pin, rainbow glimmer nail polish and rainbow glimmer body gel with this vibrator. It’s legit too fun and cute to not buy.
11. Couples Joystick Rechargeable Wand
This slim, bendy, unique wand vibe is unlike any others on this list, but with over 10,000 sold and tons of rave reviews, it has to be included. Not only is it double-ended (so both sides vibrate) but it's super flexible so you can easily use it on yourself or with a partner. It's also waterproof, has seven settings, and measures 14.5 inches long, which are reasons enough to add it to your cart.
12. Emma Neo App Controlled Wand
This app-controlled, rechargeable wand is great on its own, but it also features removable bunny ears for all-over stimulation. Use the wand on various erogenous zones to completely change up your usual routine or just play around with the five different patterns and setting.
13. Happy Rabbit Wand Vibrator
If you love your rabbit vibrator (I don't blame you one bit) but you want to try a wand, I got you. This rechargeable wand is also waterproof (impressive considering most classic wands need to be PLUGGED INTO A WALL and thus are absolutely not waterproof) and is made with silky-smooth silicone. It has 10 vibration patterns and three powerful speeds for each pattern, so you'll definitely never be bored.
14. Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Wand Vibrator
This lil cutie is affordable, teeny, and FUN—but don’t let its size fool ya. This wand has three different speeds, a flexible neck to reach hard-to-hit spots, and is battery powered (which means no need to pack extra cords or wait for it to charge), aka it has the potential to turn vacay sex, a FWB hookup, or some solo time into a GD EXPERIENCE. The reviews all agree: This wand is a travel must-have.
15. Doxy 3 Extra Powerful Wand
Like the name implies, this one boasts extra-powerful settings (which is the entire point of getting a wand, honestly). But it’s also more travel-size and has a nice long cord so you don’t have to choose between essentially packing a power tool and forgoing amazeballs orgasms during your Catskills stay. You *can* have it all!
16. Bodywand Aqua
If cords annoy you and you can barely remember to charge your phone, let alone a vibrator, this battery-operated wand is for you. But also! It’s verrry quiet compared to the others, so if you’re living that roomie life, this could be a decent option for you (just resist the urge to stealthily snag the batteries from the living room remote control when you inevitably need more. People WILL have questions).
17. Le Wand Rechargeable Vibrator
While Hitachi actually took its name off the Magic Wand brand a few years back, not everyone is pearl-clutchy about sex toys. In fact, that’s what inspired sex educator Alicia Sinclair (also the brains behind b-Vibe, an anal toy company) to launch her own wand company that fully embraces being sex-positive. Le Wand vibrators come in chic pearlescent colors with rose gold or gray accents (basically making every other vibrator look like an Android to their iPhone) and have 10 vibration speeds and 20 vibration patterns. Plus, some reviewers say the Le Wand is even more powerful than the Hitachi.
18. LELO Large Smart Wand
This larger version of LELO's luxury wand vibrator might cost a bit more, but enthusiastic reviewers say it’s worth every penny. Yes, they’re way more expensive than standard vibes, but you can just FEEL the difference in every detail. For their take on a vibrating wand, LELO designed their large toy with a slightly curved handle so it’s as ergonomic as possible and you won’t get a hand cramp. It’s also 100 percent waterproof, it charges for two hours of use, and it can be on standby for 90 days. Ninety freakin’ days!
19. Flutter Wand
SO. CUTE. (And so cheap! And so compact!) This little wand's USB rechargeable, has three intensities, and is waterproof meaning it's perfect for bath or shower play. But also, those smöl bunny ears are detachable, which lets you switch it up for more or less ~targeted~ clit stim depending on what you're feelin'.
20. Lovehoney Classic Plug-In Wand Vibrator
A classic for a reason, this Lovehoney vibe offers a lot for the $70 price tag, most notably a scrolling control wheel which lets you adjust for infinite vibrational control. This is clutch because most wand vibes either have like, two settings (INTENSE and MORE INTENSE), or pre-set modes, where if you're looking for a perfect Goldilocks setting, you're effed. Not so with this plug-in model though. Also, right this way if you're looking for that "all over, body shaking" orgasm—this wand does the trick.
21. ZALO Confidence Pre-Heating Wand Massager
If you haven't yet experienced a heated toy, you're honestly missing out. Not only does it feel good (like a toasty blanket for your bits), but the heat increases blood flow which increases arousal which makes your orgasms so. much. better. With eight vibration modes—seven basic modes and one "mix" mode—the Confidence pre-heating wand provides something for everyone and looks good while doing it (it also comes in pink). Plus, it's got a 360-degree bendy, flexible head that comes in beautiful, body-safe silicone.